Miss Omueti

Subject:
Physical Education

Education:
B.A. International Studies, 2011, The University of Chicago
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education, 2015, The University of Texas at Austin

Contact:
somueti@olleuclid.org

Bio:
Hello. Hola. Hallo. Bonjour. Kon'nichiwa. My name is Stephanie Omueti, Coach/Miss O., and I am the new Physical Education instructor at Our Lady of the Lake School. I joined the talented teaching team at Our Lady of the Lake January 2016. With me, I bring an exciting approach to physical education that promises fun challenges ahead for students.

The youngest of four children, I was born and raised to the age of ten in Ibadan, Nigeria, where my father is a Professor of Agriculture at the University of Ibadan. As a child, I moved to my mother’s native Chicago, and attended Whitney Young Magnet High School – the same school attended by First Lady Michelle Obama. With the intention of a career in international diplomacy I went on to get an undergraduate degree in International Studies from The University of Chicago. Upon graduating, I returned to Nigeria and spent a year in the capital city of Abuja. It was this experience of teaching and coaching (soccer and basketball) at the American International School of Abuja where I found my love and passion for teaching youth the benefits of physical activity over their lifetimes. Upon my return to the States, I pursued and completed a M.Ed. program through the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program at University of Texas at Austin. Through this process of self-discovery and graduate education, I continued my love of international travel, visiting more than 12 countries, most recently Japan and Canada.

As a three-time NCAA All-American in the 100m and 200m dashes, I like to be active and remain fit. I also want to set an example for students by practicing what I preach; healthy eating habits coupled with a variety of physical activity choices. I train frequently for long races i.e. 10ks and marathons – which gives some nice balance to my other hobbies of cooking and crocheting. My passion is to help youth understand the benefits of physical activity and learn to enjoy/love and look forward to fitness activities. I continue to look forward to taking the fun and fitness to new and exciting levels. The hallmark of my physical education program is: SWEATY FUN. For me, this means teaching movement skills, teamwork and positive social interactions, in addition to improving fitness and promoting the joy of movement by keeping students active.